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Twitter should not double tweet length

Alex Elchev, Section Editor

October 26, 2017

Twitter is trying to fix something that was never broken. On September 26, 2017, Twitter announced that they would test changing the limit of characters per tweet from 140 to 280.  In their announcement, Product Manager Aliza Rosen cited limits posed by having such a small character count onto most langu...

Pop Musicians, No Longer Original

Pop Musicians, No Longer Original

Christopher Santiago, Copy Editor

October 4, 2017

Much of what is heard when turning on the radio will sound similar in one way or another. Whether it be artists repeating the same lyrics over and over again, or singers using a similar electronic dance sound. The variety of music in the world used to be something to appreciate. There was R&B,...

Bring back school-issued printed planners

Bring back school-issued printed planners

Iliana Vequilla, Reporter

September 28, 2017

DTSD has not provided Hershey High School students with student planners for the 2017-2018 school year, even though it’s a necessity for organization and planning. Print planners are the most efficient way of organizing school activities and assignments. According to the HHS student council advisor,...

Muslims Celebrate Ramadan and Eid

Muslims Celebrate Ramadan and Eid

Adeena Syed, Reporter

June 25, 2017

Eid-The three day Muslim holiday that takes place at the end of the month of Ramadan. Ramadan is a month-long holiday where Muslims across the world fast from sunrise to sunset. At the end of the month, Muslims take part in a celebration that lasts for three days known as Eid. During that time, Muslims will...

Broadcaster Wraps Second Year Online In Style

Broadcaster Wraps Second Year Online In Style

Robert Sterner, Advisor

June 6, 2017

Two years ago The Broadcaster began a new chapter.  We moved from a print-centric publication to a digital-first one.  It has been a difficult but rewarding transition. When I was asked to take over The Broadcaster from Mr. Brown who had guided the publication for several years very capably, my...

Why Movie Reviews Need To Be Ignored

Jack Goulet, Reporter

May 11, 2017

While this topic is mostly subjective, there seem to be many points of objectivity that make or break a movie’s success. Is looking online for help ruining our freedom of choice, and hurting the movies that we choose to avoid? Sites like Rotten Tomatoes churn out reviews for Hollywood’s latest releas...

AK 47s Under Second Amendment

AK 47s Under Second Amendment

Kate Sinz, Reporter

April 10, 2017

For under $700, you can get a firearm that was never designed for hunting, but specifically for war. If you want to buy an assault rifle, it isn’t that difficult. All you need is a bit of time and money. But why is it so easy to buy a gun specifically made to rapidly kill people? The Constitution ...

Advisor’s Note: The Broadcaster’s Editorial Cartoon

Advisor’s Note: The Broadcaster’s Editorial Cartoon

Robert Sterner, Advisor

February 3, 2017

Today we present the first editorial cartoon of the online Broadcaster.  To be of any value to the readers, part of the purpose of a scholastic news organization is to shine a light on those in positions of power be they school board members, principals, or presidents. An editorial is a piece of o...

Is Makeup Really Worth It?

Molly Glus, reporter

January 30, 2017

The world as we know it is being enhanced, altered, and changed; who would have thought that same idea would be brought to your face? That change is known to the world as makeup. The very word suggests altering the natural appearance of women everywhere and has become a necessity to many. The necess...

Battling Fixed vs. Growth Mindsets

Kaitlyn Kelley, Reporter

January 25, 2017

The word mindset is defined as a set of beliefs—beliefs about yourself and your most basic qualities, according to Mindset, a book written by Carol Dweck. Mindset is a simple idea discovered by Carol Dweck, a Stanford University psychologist, through decades of research on achievement and success. Min...

Women In the Workplace: They Are Just as Capable

Women In the Workplace: They Are Just as Capable

Brooke Daniels, Reporter

January 17, 2017

Women are almost half the workforce. They are the equal. In fact, they are breadwinners in four out of ten families. In 2015, women made 80 cents for every dollar earned by men, which is a wage gap of 20 percent. Women receive more college and graduate degrees than men, yet on average, women continue to earn considerably less than men. How is this po...

Years of Cheating and Drug Use Should Lead to Ban from Ballot

Sam Allery, Reporter

January 10, 2017

Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens could follow in the footsteps of Joe Jackson and Pete Rose - in both good ways and bad. Those footsteps include being disgraced by the Major League Baseball (MLB), but on the other hand, being one of the best players of a generation. Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens are...

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